Platanaki is a small village situated 2 km from Agios Vasileios and 10 km from Paleochori. Located at an altitude of 980 m, in a beautiful location next to Parnonas fir forest. The area has been inhabited since antiquity named back then Gluppia and was inhabited by Achaeans.
According to 2011 census the village has 72 residents who during the winter months move to Vlachiotis village of Laconia. Residents are involved in agriculture, beekeeping and construction work.
Platanaki is the homeland of Macedonian Captain Fufa. The beautiful church of the village and its small square overlook the Plateau of Olympia giving a magnificent view. Above you can find a small nice square with beautiful fountains.
Within a short distance, on the road to Agios Vaseileio you will find a medieval tower. The route to Kosmas will take through beautiful dense forests.
At the central square of the village there is a remarkable construction, which according to the inserted plate at the fountain, was built in 1889. It is made by local craftsmen, from Parnian marble, originating from Marmarias location in off-white and gray color.
The construction has strong architectural elements of neoclassicism.